The Silent Ballet: Volume 1
This compilation was compiled by the Lost Children net label and The Silent Ballet, a webzine that has been in the works for quite some time. The Silent Ballet is a webzine that will focus upon instrumental and postrock artists, as well the artists that catch our attention from other genres. Its main goal is to create a stronger instrumental community across the world and to function as a portal that actively brings musicians and listeners into an open discussion. This compilation is a means to formally announce to the world the conception of The Silent Ballet. Expect it to open its doors in full functionality in Fall of 2006, if not sooner, and look to the webpage for more information as the date approaches.
The Lost Children net label seeks to distribute music created by artists with humble budgets to all corners of the globe. The cost to the audience is, of course, nothing. Lost Children does not believe that in today's technological world an artist should be unable to deliver his music to a willing listener just because he does not have suffcient label representation. Music is a joy in all of our lives and no one should be deprived of it.
The meeting of these two forces resulted in a compilation of artists pushing the instrumental and independent scenes in new and creative ways. A big thanks goes out to all the bands and labels involved in this compilations; everyone's effort is greatly appreciated.
The Silent Ballet
Lost Children Net Label
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Track 1. Caspian: Quovis - Further Up - Further In
You are the Conductor, 2005 Dopamine Records.
Track 2. The Samuel Jackson Five: If You Show Off the Milk, Who's Gonna Buy the Cow?
Easily Misunderstood, 2005 Honest Abe Records.
Track 3. Neil on Impression: Stars Paint the Forest Gold
The Perfect Tango, 2006 Grab the Stars.
Track 4. We vs. Death: And How to Translate It
We Too Are Concerned, We Are Too Concerned, 2006 Zabel.
Track 5. Foxhole: Forgiving Monarch
Push Pull, 2006 Burnt Toast Vinyl.
Track 6. Yndi Halda: We Flood Empty Lakes (A Lily Remix)
Track 7. Theta Naught: Calneva Drive
Sound Weave, 2006 Differential Records.
Track 8. Joy Wants Eternity: From Embrace to Embrace
You Who Pretend to Sleep, 2006 TBA.
Track 9. Once We Were: Cut Corners
TBA, 2006 TenderVersion Records.
Track 10. Mt: Add Obvious Errors
Lethologica, 2006 MotiveSounds Recordings.
Track 11. Up-c Down-c Left-c Right-c ABC + Start: Simple
Reminder (Anger is Not a Good Motive)
Jangling Dischords of Our Nation, 2003 Self-Released.
Bands wishing to be featured in the second volume should submit
an inquiry to firstname.lastname@example.org
About the Artist
Trevor Johnson is a young inspiriting artist, handling both the digital and physical realms. Although he is greatly inspired by the artistic world and has a passionate drive to create art, he is often brought down to earth by very real monetary constraints. He was generous enough to donate this work of art to The Silent Ballet, and for that we are most grateful.
Those interested in contacting Trevor for other projects should do so at
A Note from the Artist
This is a present for you. I made it. I think it looks cool. I think it looks post-rocky. I also think it has the mood of an album, which seeks to introduce listeners to new, and perhaps exciting, music. It has many colors. Please actively criticize it, for without such constructive commentary I might never achieve artistic perfection. Yet I also warn to be gentle, due to my always fragile ego.
T. Arthur. Johnson
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 England & Wales License
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